How Laws are Made: The Courts (Free webinars)

How Laws are Made: The Courts (Free webinars)

This is a free webinar from the Federal Depository Library Program. 

  • These webinars are unique sessions and do not build upon one another. You may attend one or any number of the sessions. 

  • Speaker: Sharon Bradley, Special Collections Librarian, University of Georgia School of Law
  • Learning outcomes: Law, as defined in Black’s Law Dictionary, is “a body of rules of action or conduct prescribed by controlling authority and having binding legal force.” Our laws come from our three branches of Government: legislative, executive, and judicial. These webinars will focus on the law-making activities of each branch, the documents that are created during the process, and how they are used by lawyers and legal researchers.
  • Expected level of knowledge for participants: No prerequisite knowledge required
  • Thursday, October 5, 2017
    2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
    Register for: How Laws are Made: The Legislature
    The legislative branch creates laws in the form of statutes. We will look at the process by which bills eventually become public laws and learn about legislative history.

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017
    2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
    Register for:  How Laws are Made: The Administrative Agencies
    Administrative agencies are part of the executive branch of Government headed by the President. They make laws through the rule-making process, but they also enforce the rules and have quasi-judicial power.

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
    Register for:  How Laws are Made: The Courts
    Courts interpret statutes, determine constitutionality, and create law as part of our common law system.

For details and to register, visit

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Online - at your computer
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To register for a DLD workshop or webinar, you must be a current staff member, Friend, or Board Member/Trustee of a library in CT. If you are an unemployed librarian in CT, please contact Steve Cauffman (  or 860-704-2223) to register.

Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend a workshop you have registered for, please remember to cancel at least 3 days in advance so we can give your spot to someone else. You can cancel via the link in your confirmation email, or by contacting Steve Cauffman | (860) 704-2223.

Those who miss (without cancelling) 3 events within a 6-month period will be placed on the waiting list when registering for future events. Be sure to sign in when you arrive for any workshop.

Inclement Weather Policy

For all in-person workshops offered by the CT State Library, Division of Library Development:

If the public schools in the town where the workshop is to be held close due to weather, the workshop will be canceled. If the schools have a delay, the workshop will go on as scheduled.

For the most up-to-date information, call us at 860-704-2200.

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Continuing Education workshops and the professional development collection are funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library.